<em>Fragment of a Bas Relief</em>, ca. 2nd century. Schist, 17 × 10 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (43.2 × 27.3 × 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 68.206.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.206.4_acetate_bw.jpg)

Fragment of a Bas Relief

Medium: Schist

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2nd century

Dimensions: 17 × 10 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (43.2 × 27.3 × 7 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor


Accession Number: 68.206.4

Image: 68.206.4_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Buddha visiting a hermit. Relief fragment. Buddha standing and surrounded by attendants. Buddha, standing and haloed, stands at the right of the fragment. He wears a long robe covering both shoulders and falling in ridged folds across the body. To his right are three figures whom he faces; one, dressed in a monk's robe and bared at the right shoulder, offers him a stool. The turbaned figure of Vajrapani (?) can be seen at the top right. The fragment was probably part of a stupa decoration. Condition: Left side of base broken and incomplete. Chips all over. Split in stone running through figure of Buddha.

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